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  • Kristen Cheney
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    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 6, 2001
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      > >
      > > Job Announcement
      > >
      > > Senior Analyst/Economist
      > >
      > > Food First/The Institute for Food and Development Policy is a
      >progressive,
      > > independent, non-profit think tank engaged in analysis, research,
      >advocacy,
      > > and education-for-action on hunger and poverty, environmental
      >degradation,
      > > and alternative development policies for the Third World and for the
      >U.S.
      > > (http://www.foodfirst.org).
      > >
      > > The Senior Analyst/Economist will conduct economic-social research,
      > > analysis, writing, public speaking, media appearances and networking for
      > > our two principles program areas, Economic and Social Human Rights
      >Program,
      > > and Re-Shaping the Global Food System.
      > >
      > > Responsibilities include:
      > > * Provide senior level support to both programs.
      > > * Conduct economic-social research on issues such as welfare reform,
      > > hunger, underemployment, agriculture, corporate concentration in the
      >food
      > > system, impacts of trade policy and economic globalization in the U.S.;
      >and
      > > land reform, small farm productivity, trade and agriculture policy,
      >rural
      > > development, poverty, alternative food systems, and impacts of
      > > globalization and structural adjustment in the third world.
      > > * Produce analytical reports putting forth and justifying Food First's
      > > positions on these issues.
      > > * Put forth alternative policy options consistent with Food First values
      > > and mission.
      > > * Write for a variety of audiences, from academics and policy makers to
      > > activists and the general public.
      > > * Speak on behalf of Food First in a variety of public foras and in the
      >media.
      > > * Help develop networks of collaborators, partner organizations,
      >funders, etc.
      > >
      > > Qualifications include:
      > >
      > > Should have substantial experience in similar work, preferably with a
      > > graduate degree in a related field (ideally a Ph.D. or M.A. with
      >comparable
      > > experience in economics), must have a proven record of excellence in
      > > research, analysis, writing for diverse audiences, public speaking and
      > > media work, networking, and substantial experience as an activist for
      > > social change. Must have demonstrated commitment to the values and
      >mission
      > > of Food First, must be a cooperative, energetic and collaborative team
      > > player, must have leadership qualities, must be comfortable in writing
      >for
      > > and speaking to diverse audiences, and must be flexible, willing and
      > > interested to work on diverse issues as described above. Must be able
      >to
      > > juggle multiple projects simultaneously. Name recognition/reputation as
      > > 'expert,' a plus.
      > >
      > > Salary commensurate with experience. Letter, cv, 3 references and
      >writing
      > > samples to Hiring Committee, Food First, 398 60th Street, Oakland, CA,
      > > 94618, USA.
      >
      >

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